Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

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18/07Best blogs on Istanbul & Turkey

Leyla Yvonne Ergil has gathered a list of the best blogs on Istanbul and Turkey. My blog Enjoy Istanbul is mentioned too of course. Check them out! ULTIMATE LIST OF EXPAT BLOGS ON TURKEY By: Leyla Yvonne Ergil In: Daily Sabah There are a wide number of expat bloggers in Turkey sharing their experiences and... Read more »
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25/06Strolling through Istanbul with my book

There is no other city like Istanbul. It is the only metropolis in the world that spans two continents. With my self-guided walks you will be able to enjoy both the past and the contemporary in Turkey’s cultural and commercial capital. As Napoleon reportedly said, ‘If the Earth was a single state, Istanbul would be... Read more »
Small Armenian church in the heart of Kadiköy

18/06Walk through Kadıköy and Moda in Asia

Visit Kadıköy, on the Asian side of Istanbul. Start from Eminönü by ferry boat. Kadıköy is the oldest part of Istanbul, settled in 676 b.C. by Greeks as Chalcedon. Byzantion, on the European side was settled by other Greeks nine years later. The oldest part of the city but certainly not an old fashioned or... Read more »

31/03 Blue Mosque in the heart of old Istanbul

27/03 All things pickled in Kadıköy bazaar

01/03 Salep, a popular hot drink in winter

19/12 Guidebook writer Pat Yale on my e-book

07/05 Discover remarkable Istanbul

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21/07Culinary creativity @ Ferahfeza restaurant

Karaköy was once a prominent place of Armenian and Greek traders, businessmen, restaurants, shops and churches. I see new galleries opening, new restaurants popping up in old restored and renovated buildings, and lots of constructing going on. It is becoming a cool new hood very fast. Restaurant Ferahfeza is the latest example of this ongoing... Read more »
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04/06Restaurant ‘Hot Plate’, love for food

 ‘Hot Plate’ is their name. And ‘Lezzet Aşkı’ is their slogan. It means ‘Love for Food’. A lovely restaurant in business district Levent, next to one of the back doors of shopping mall Kanyon. Love for food is exactly what you experience when you go there for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Love for food is the... Read more »
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26/05Dishes from Ottoman palaces

By Eda Togan Asitane is  a restaurant I have always heard about but never had chance to visit until last week!  There are many restaurants that claim to serve ottoman cuisine in Istanbul. However I think Asitane is unique, because they serve food from the Ottoman palaces. Our group of foodie friends had a specially... Read more »

09/05 Quality fish feast @ Balıkçı Lokantası..

07/05 Open Kitchen dining @ Grand Hyatt’s 34

02/05 Recommended hotels in Istanbul

01/05 Creative Turkish Cuisine @ Cozy Cezayir

23/04 Aegean-Turkish cuisine @ Lokanta Maya

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